Definition of dishy in US English:



  • 1Sexually attractive.

    • ‘On the fifth and possibly spookiest episode so far we get to learn more about dishy doctor Jack.’
    • ‘Nicholas Bailey plays dishy hunk Dandini.’
    • ‘At the head of my bed next to the window was a drawing of a rather dishy young man with orange lips (an earlier Howard who died young).’
    • ‘I did get a treat today though with quite a few dishy men in lush suits wandering around.’
    • ‘You'd think a dishy young man like that would be down in London with some film-star girl friend wouldn't you?’
    • ‘Amidst lean bishops, solemn aristocrats and pale ladies who died in childbirth, Duke Robert lies vibrant and dishy through history.’
    • ‘The waiter was really dishy, and we went for coffee every day.’
    • ‘After all, you never know when a dishy Mellors-type gamekeeper might crop up.’
    • ‘She was about 85 and kept saying how dishy he was.’
    • ‘Later in The Yard, bolstered by the success of his new found flirting ability, Richard chatted someone up - a rather dishy Yank, called Seth.’
    • ‘And the best thing was that there was a really dishy Greek waiter.’
    • ‘Revolving around the romantic misadventures of four dishy Manhattan lasses, the show poses the great questions of our time: ‘Are there certain things one should never say in an intimate relationship?’’
    • ‘Stocking four flavours of dishy, piquant womanhood, it treated the audience to one tasty conundrum after another.’
    • ‘I haven't joined yet, partly because Danny Wallace is a bit dishy, and passport photos of me are dreadful, and partly because I wasn't quite sure I was up to the regular acts of selflessness.’
    • ‘But since I noticed that by the second commercial break the only person whose name I knew was Jamie, the dishy doctor our nurses swoon over, I'll leave you to work it out for yourselves.’
    • ‘He was 61, but still undeniably dishy in his own way.’
    • ‘The mugging was merely the pretext for heavy-duty flirting between a dishy detective and Keelin, the lovelorn physiotherapist.’
    • ‘If that wasn't enough, he plays a dishy, sensitive stand-in father in the film, which is guaranteed to have the nation swooning and asking for more.’
    • ‘Our suddenly dishy protagonist discovers that a ravenous appetite for human flesh is a small price to pay for popularity.’
    • ‘Today, however, there is a disquieting trend: presenters are apparently chosen because they are telegenic dishy dons, trendy in leather and denim, and they pronounce on subjects far from their own expertise.’
    good-looking, nice-looking, attractive, personable, striking, stunning, fine, well-proportioned, well-formed
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    1. 1.1North American Scandalous or gossipy.
      ‘she's the perfect candidate for a dishy biography’
      • ‘And I have to say Kyra you have been disappointing us because all of us who love those dishy gossip stories every now and then that we usually don't admit to, you guys never give us anything.’
      • ‘The expatriate writer takes five questions about Florida, Tuscany, dirty hotels, and his dishy new book’
      • ‘There is a rich, dishy history to these library openings.’
      • ‘This is not a dishy, tell-all tale of wasted days and wasted nights.’
      • ‘The dishy trashing of the film by the reviewer is not only heartbreaking, it's downright offensive.’
      • ‘I'm afraid that too many reviewers are disappointed when a memoir is not a dishy tell-all, serving up personal, intimate details.’
      • ‘By contrast, the chef, who is mentioned, does not serve up dishy quotes.’